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William Penn
1644-1718 (Age at death: 74 approx.)

He was an English founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S. State of Pennsylvania. He was known as an early champion of democracy and religious freedom and famous for his good relations and his treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, Philadelphia was planned and developed.

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To come but once into the World, and Trifle away our true Enjoyment of it, and of our selves in it, is lamentable indeed.
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